Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust

"Our focus on Winning Cities in the UK offers a competitive advantage in terms of higher levels of GDP, employment and population growth to deliver long-term sustainable income and capital growth."

Key facts about SREIT’S portfolio as at 30 September 2021, including post period end industrial portfolio acquisition

SREIT delivered outperformance of the IPD MSCI Benchmark Index over past six months


SREIT delivered outperformance of the IPD MSCI Benchmark Index over past 12 months


SREIT delivered outperformance of the IPD MSCI Benchmark Index over past 3 years

2.4% p.a.

SREIT has delivered outperformance of the IPD MSCI Benchmark Index since IPO in July 2004

1.1% p.a.

NAV total return for the six months to 30 September 2021


Number of properties


Portfolio value


Percentage of the portfolio’s properties located in Winning Cities3


Deals completed since 30 March 2021


Annual rent of deals completed since 30 March 2021


Loan to Value (LTV)4


GRESB Results 2021

3Green Stars
Source: Schroders, March 2021
1A monthly property performance index which tracks retail, office and industrial properties. The index includes data on actual property transactions from institutional investors and property companies.
2This includes post-period end industrial portfolio acquisitions.
3 These winning cities are likely to change over time.
4This measures the relationship between the loan amount and the market value of the asset securing the loan

Discrete yearly performance (%)

  12 months to Sep-2021 12 months to Sep-2020 12 months to Sep-2019 12 months to Sep-2018 12 months to Sep-2017
Share price1 61.8 -39.5 -3.2 1.4 11.9
Net Asset Value total return2 18.3 -4.7 2.8 8.9 11.8
SREIT Real Estate Total Return3 14.3 -1.1 5.4 11.0 12.2
MSCI UK Balanced Monthly and Quarterly Funds Quarterly Property Index3 11.1 -2.5 2.5 8.5 9.8
Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested.
1Source: Schroders, Datastream, bid to bid price with net income reinvested in GBP.
2 Source: Schroders, NAV to NAV (per share) plus dividends paid.
3 Source: MSCI Quarterly Version of Balanced Monthly Index Funds (including indirect investments on a like-for-like basis).

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Top 10 holdings:

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Industrial (43.9%)1

The Company owns a range of industrial warehouses, the largest being multi-let estates in the densely populated urban areas of Leeds, Manchester and Milton Keynes which are positively impacted by structural trends and where there are significant asset management opportunities to capture rental growth.

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Retail Warehouse (11.1%)1

The retail assets in the portfolio are predominantly well managed, bulky goods retail warehouses let at sustainable rents.

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Other (6.4%)1

Other sectors are hotels and leisure properties. At present, the apportioned value of the hotels at City Tower, Manchester and Headingley Central, Leeds and a leisure scheme in Luton represent the Other weighting in the portfolio.

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Office (30.9%)1

The Company owns offices with good fundamentals in terms of specification and location in those Winning Cities and Regions that are attractive to a diverse occupier base. The largest office investments are in London (Bloomsbury and Uxbridge), Manchester and Edinburgh.

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Retail (7.8%)1

Of which 4.5% has retail as part of mixed use assets and 3.3% has retail as sole use The retail assets in the portfolio are convenience retail as part of mixed-use assets which are complementary to broader schemes and have multiple uses such as offices and hotels. The Company does not own any shopping centres.

Source: Schroders, November 2021. Percentage of total real estate portfolio value.
1This includes post-period end industrial portfolio acquisitions.
University of Law

The University of Law, London

Description: The University of Law campus is an 85,814 sq ft freehold office and educational campus comprising 0.8 acres over four properties.

Asset strategy: To improve the office accommodation to take advantage of healthy levels of occupational demand and reposition the retail and leisure offer.

  • Joint venture:50% share
  • Sector:Office

St John’s Retail Park, Bedford

Description: 130,000 sq ft retail warehouse park 1.5 miles from Bedford town centre.

Asset strategy: To improve retailer mix and to negotiate new longer leases in order to preserve the rental income and manage void risk.

  • Sector:Retail

Millshaw Industrial Estate, Leeds

Description: 463,400 sq ft multi-let industrial estate in a prominent location comprising 27 units strategically located south of Leeds city centre close to the M62 and M621 motorways.

Asset strategy: The strategy for 2020 was to refurbish units to drive a higher rental income return, explore the potential for change of use over the longer term and acquire adjoining interests. This has continued to be a top performing asset with many active management examples.

  • Sector:Industrial

The Tun, Edinburgh

Description: Multi-let office building in Edinburgh city centre, located close to the Royal Mile and Scottish Parliament.

Asset strategy: To capitalise on low supply in the Edinburgh office market and improve rents through new lettings, re-gears and rent reviews.

  • Sector:Office

What are the risks?

Investments in real estate are relatively illiquid and more difficult to realise than equities or bonds.

Yields may vary and are not guaranteed.

The use of gearing is likely to lead to volatility in the Net Asset Value ("NAV") meaning that a relatively small movement either down or up in the value of the Company's total assets will result in a magnified movement in the same direction of that NAV.

There is no guarantee that the market price of shares in a UK Real Estate Investment Trust such as SREIT will fully reflect their underlying NAV.

The value of real estate is a matter of a valuer's opinion rather than fact.

This UK Real Estate Investment Trust should be considered only as part of a balanced portfolio, of which it should not form a disproportionate part.

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